38+ Best Absent Father Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational absent father quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Absent Father Quotes

There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is too late. – Unknown

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life. – Oscar Wilde

A bad father has never a good son. – Latin Proverb

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow,You have to be in their lives today. – Barbara Johnson

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Hey dad I did it without you. – Unknown

Fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in the lives of children. – George W. Bush

There should be an anti-Father’s Day. A bad dad’s day. that way I could truly say “you are the best.“ – Unknown

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. – Kent Nerburn

Some kids are able to become independent without the presence of their father. – Unknown

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. – Robert Bly

Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link. – Anita R. Sneed-Carter

He didn’t want to be an absentee father. He didn’t want to be like his own father, who thought being a provider was his only obligation to his family. – Maya Banks

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. – Benjamin Franklin

I come from the school of thought where a dad’s absence is something to be counted on. Now I see all the men with camouflage diaper bags and babies hanging from their chests like little ship figureheads. – Kaui Hart Hemmings

Father’s Day is so hard for me. – Unknown

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent. – Silvio De Bono

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. – Unknown

As old as she was..She still missed her daddy sometimes. – Unknown

His eyes on all those company, he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent. – Unknown

It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare

A daughter needs her father more than anything else in the world. – Unknown

My father being mostly absent on duty, my mother suffered me to do as much as I pleased. – John James Audubon

Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male. – Geoffrey Canada

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. – Earl Nightingale

Respect to all moms doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dad. – John Mark Green

The psychological absence of fathers can be nearly as devastating as physical absence. When fathers are alive but not a predictable presence actively participating in their daughter’s lives the relationship becomes a permanent maybe. – Victoria Secunda

A father may turn his back on his child, but a mother’s love endures through all. – Washington Irving

We know that children who grow up with absent fathers can suffer lasting damage. They are more likely to end up in poverty or drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or end up in prison. Fatherlessness is not the only cause of these things, but our nation must recognize it is an important factor. – George W. Bush

If a man cannot be a father to his own child, there is nothing worse than that. – Unknown

A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent. – Herbert Beerbohm

Frequently, I go to conferences and listen to speakers decry the absent father as somehow a new phenomenon. Though their recriminations against absent or emotionally distant fathers are generally meant to help society, at the same time they are built on a lie that evolution disproves generation after generation. Fathers have often gone to war, or the long hunt on the Savannah, or to work in another village or city. But only in the last decade or so have manhood and fathering been trashed completely. – Michael Gurian

The heart may think it knows better, the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. – Elizabeth Bowen

More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. – Don Lemon

A letter to the father who don’t know how awesome I am. – Unknown

When your father is absent, you have to believe in yourself. – Unknown

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